New Christmas single “Christmas Spirits” announced

SONATA ARCTICA – to release Christmas single »Christmas Spirits« on December 18th!
Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA are set to release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: A new single called »Christmas Spirits«.
This year the handing out of presents will happen six days early as the single will be released on December 18th via Nuclear Blast.
It will be released via digital download and as a limited edition EP, only available at the Nuclear Blast Online Shop.

The band commented on it:
“Hello everyone out there!
Christmas is just around the corner so we decided to cheer you all up with a nice Christmas story. “Decided” might be a bit strong in this context since the ‘Christmas Spirits’ song has been around for about ten years now, we just never had the time to record it. Finally during the »Pariah’s Child« sessions we managed to do the basic tracks and this autumn we finished the song. I guess the main reason for the delay was getting the lyrics done, it’s nearly impossible to get into the Christmas mood unless it’s actually… you guessed it, Christmas. Hats off to Tony since he did it anyway, this autumn, and without any snow, we might add. Be that as it may, here’s our latest piece of art: ‘Christmas Spirits’!
Merry Christmas to everyone & cheers,
Pre-order »Christmas Spirits« here:
»Christmas Spirits« Tracklist:

  1. Christmas Spirits
  2. Christmas Spirits (Radio Edit)
  3. Christmas Spirits (Orchestral Version)

19.02. USA Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
20.02. USA Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
21.02. CDN Montreal, QC – Metropolis
22.02. CDN London, ON – Music Hall
24.02. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
25.02. USA Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
26.02. USA Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
27.02. USA Milwaukee, WI – Rave
29.02. USA Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
01.03. CDN Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02.03. CDN Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens Events Center
03.03. CDN Edmonton, AB – Winspear Center
05.03. CDN Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
06.03. USA Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
07.03. USA Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
08.03. USA Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10.03. USA Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
11.03. USA San Jose, CA – City National Civic Of San Jose
12.03. USA Anaheim, CA – The Grove
14.03. USA Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
15.03. USA Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium
16.03. USA Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
18.03. USA Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
19.03. USA San Antonio, TX – Aztec Music Hall
20.03. USA New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Civic Theatre
21.03. USA Birmingham, AL – Iron City Live
23.03. USA Tampa, FL – The Ritz
25.03. USA Luisville, KY – Expo Five
26.03. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
28.03. USA Chicago, IL – Concorde Music Hall
29.03. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
31.03. CDN Toronto, ON – Opera House
01.04. CDN Quebec, QC – Imperial De Quebec
02.04. USA Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03.04. USA New York City, NY – Stage 48
10./11.06. D St. Goarshausen – RockFels @ Loreley
07.-09.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
08.-10.07. D Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival @ Eventzentrum Strohofer

On these dates, the band is supporting their current studio album »Pariah’s Child« again.
Order it here:
More on »Pariah’s Child«:
‘The Wolves Die Young’ official video:
‘Love’ official video:

‘Cloud Factory’ lyric video:

More info: